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Helen Dean Fish

Author, Compiler

(1889 - 1953 )

Helen Dean Fish was born in Long Island in New York. She attended Wesley College, then taught at a private school for girls in North Carolina. She was hired by Fredrick A. Stoke’s publishing company in 1917, where she would work at for the rest of her life.

Fish started out as a manuscript reader; however, several years later she was made the company’s first children’s book editor.

For Animals of the Bible, Fish collected verses from the King James Version of the Bible. She chose Dorothy P. Lathrop to illustrate her book. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1938.

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